Metabolite testing for Agbio companies
Alera Labs partners with several Agbio companies providing real time support for the monitoring of major metabolites during fermentation process. Quick turnaround is especially important during fermentation process development. In most cases assays developed by Alera Labs enable our clients to receive the results within one business day, and make quick adjustments to their processes or fermentation conditions.
Agbio (HPLC, LC-MS, LC-MS/MS, GC-MS)
Alera Labs is a key provider of metabolite testing services, specifically designed to support the needs of AgBio (Agricultural Biotechnology) companies. This expertise is grounded in an array of advanced techniques, including High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS), Liquid Chromatography with tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS), and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS).
HPLC is a pivotal tool in Alera Labs’ repertoire, enabling precise separation, identification, and quantification of various metabolites in agricultural biotechnology samples. This can be crucial in assessing the metabolic pathways of bioengineered organisms or in understanding the breakdown of agrochemicals in the environment.
LC-MS and LC-MS/MS bring an additional level of precision and sensitivity to Alera Labs’ metabolite testing services. These techniques can identify and quantify a wide range of metabolites, even those present in low concentrations. This proves invaluable in scenarios such as tracking the metabolic impact of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or studying the metabolic profiles of novel crops.
GC-MS, a powerful tool for the analysis of volatile and semi-volatile compounds, further enriches Alera Labs’ metabolite testing capabilities. This can be instrumental in studying the breakdown of pesticides or herbicides in soil or plant tissue, or in tracking the production of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by bioengineered organisms.
In practical terms, Alera Labs’ metabolite testing services can support AgBio companies in a variety of ways. For instance, they can help assess the safety and efficacy of new agrochemicals, study the metabolic impact of GMOs, track the degradation of agrochemicals in the environment, and support the development of sustainable and effective agricultural practices.
Alera Labs’ metabolite testing services, powered by HPLC, LC-MS, LC-MS/MS, and GC-MS techniques, provide a robust analytical framework to AgBio companies. This enables them to carry out their research and development activities with confidence, ultimately contributing to the advancement of sustainable and innovative agricultural practices.